Good Morning, Ungovernables! Another full day as the Petty Party continues. Today, we have Tom Petty “live” with the Heartbreakers and recorded with the Traveling Wilburys.
Here’s the line-up:
10:00 a.m. The Beatles: The Complete Apple Records Rooftop Concert
The fans loved this impromptu concert, but the British Bobbies were beside themselves trying to figure out where the music was coming from. It stopped traffic in the middle of London on a work day.
1:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Here’s some material you don’t hear every day, like Girl on LSD, Cabin Down Below and a spectacular 11-minute jam on one of my all-time favorite Petty songs, It’s Good To Be King.
4:00 p.m. The Ungovernables Report
Our third and final airing over the weekend.
6:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Traveling Wilburys
They didn’t do it for money. They didn’t go on the road. They were five friends who enjoyed each other’s company and had a blast making music together. Add legendary drummer Jim Keltner, and you cannot go wrong. We think it shows.
11:59 p.m. Orson Welles’ Original Broadcast: War of the Worlds
What might seem amateurish to us today scared the living shit out of everyone back in 1938. Get the popcorn ready.
Bwahahahahaha! It’s a Special Friday the 13th Fright Night Edition!
10:00 a.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of the J. Geils Band
1:00 p.m. Abby Martin and Bill Binney on the NSA
3:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of the Rolling Stones
6:00 p.m. Martin Luther King: The Three Evils of Society
8:00 p.m. In the Spotlight: The Music of The Beatles
11:59 p.m. Orson Welles’ Original War of the Worlds
Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s September, and we are now well on our way to our winter of discontent. Here is your scheduled programming today, including a sweet new playlist from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
10:00 a.m. Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton, Live from Madison Square Gardens (2008)
Their combined musical legacy includes Cream, Traffic, Derek & The Dominoes, The Spencer Davis Group, and Blind Faith. Together, they’re a force of nature.
1:00 p.m. Abby Martin: Propaganda and Consent for Empire
4:00 p.m. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: “Live” and Loving It!
Someone once told me that if you haven’t experienced the Heartbreakers “live” and in concert, you haven’t experienced the Heartbreakers. I have found that to be quite true. They were road warriors, and it shows.
7:00 p.m. Orson Welles and the Original Reading of “War of the Worlds” (1938)
Nothing could be more frightening that what’s actually going on here in America right now, but back in 1938, this scared the living shit out of plenty of people.
Good Morning, Ungovernables! Not only do we have some of the best music on the planet, but we’re starting something fun today. It’s a brand new twist.
10:00 a.m. Stephen Stills: Just Roll Tape (April 26, 1968)
Here’s some musical trivia for you. Did you know that Stephen Stills taught Jimi Hendrix how to play guitar? True story, people. Rumors abound in the music world, however. And rumor has it that this little masterpiece was recorded while Stills was at a Judy Collins recording session. He simply told someone to “just roll tape.” And voilá.
1:00 p.m. Orson Welles: The Original Broadcast of War of the Worlds (10/30/1938)
Yep. This is the one. The original radio broadcast that scared the living shit out of millions of Americans. Let’s do this in honor of the “storming” of Area 51, which has morphed into a fucking party. (You knew that would happen. This is America.)
4:00 p.m. The Allman Brothers Band: Play All Night, Live at The Beacon Theater
The big boys of Southern rock.
8:00 p.m. Howard Zinn: The Three Holy Wars
Howard Zinn will tell you that there are three wars you don’t ever criticize in America: The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, and World War II.